One week after crews, contracted by the town, cleared an estimated 60 folks from a big, long-standing homeless camp alongside Southeast Portland’s Laurelhurst Park, metropolis and county officers stated roughly half of them went into short-term housing.

Of these, eight accepted beds in native shelters. Nineteen moved into motel rooms, paid for by authorities vouchers — an possibility officers began utilizing extra through the COVID-19 pandemic. The remainder, officers consider, are actually tenting elsewhere on Portland’s streets.

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